Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Great moments in free speech

The editor of Granma, the official organ of the Cuban Communist Party and the only national daily on the island, has called on the Castro regime to change the existing laws that severely restrict freedom of speech.

You see, Lazaro Barredo thinks the current legislation is not tough enough. That's right - not tough enough ...

Instead of demanding greater freedom of speech - as any half-decent editor would - Barredo is demanding that the existing laws be tightened further so the regime can properly and more efficiently "punish" those he describes as “mercenaries”.

A Member of the rubber-stamp Parliament, he has told the local media that the regime should introduce tougher measures to deal with anyone who has the temerity to call for democratic change, or to criticise the Castro brothers.

For the record, the existing legislation (the laws Barredo thinks are too soft), already stipulates prison terms of up to eight years for “mercenaries”.


Blogger Henry Louis Gomez said...

They are trying to entrap Yoani Sanchez. Check out this post about how they are trying to link her to Carlos Alberto Montaner and say she's a mercenary.

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